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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S CLOSER - JULY 1-AUGUST 16

    2. MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 6

    3. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS / WEEK 1 - JULY 9-11

    4. DANCES AT THE LAKES - JULY 10-11

    5. RAGAMALA TURNS 23: DANCE PARTY AND FUNDRAISER - JULY 11

    6. FUTURE INTERSTATES - JULY 14

    7. TRADE OFFS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER PAVEL ZUSTIAK - JULY 15

    8. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS / WEEK 2 - JULY 16-18

    9. HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FESTIVAL - JULY 18

    10. BALLET ON THE BLOCK - JULY 18

    11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB – JULY 22

    12. KARLA GROTTING AND ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENT LOST VOICES IN JAZZ - JULY 24-25

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    13. SUMMER DANCE CAMP FOR TEENS IN SHELL LAKE, WISCONSIN

    14. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE: ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - JULY 25

    15. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    16. BALLET FUNDAMENTALS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    17. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE: CLASSICAL TRAINING

    18. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    19. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: AUGUST 10–21

    20. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM: JULY 6–31

    21. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    22. TEEN AND ADULT DANCE SAMPLER CAMP AT ZENON - JULY 13-17

    23. PILATES AND THE FASCIAL SLING SYSTEM - ASK THE EXPERTS

    24. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    25. GAGA/DANCER WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

    26. SUMMER INTENSIVES WITH SAINT PAUL BALLET

    27. FIVE-WEEK INTENSIVE WITH LIRENA BRANITSKI

    28. MASTERS IN DANCE WORKSHOP SERIES

    ONGOING CLASSES

    29. SUMMER PILATES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON

    31. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    32. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES TWO WEEKLY CLASSES

    33. MOTIONART IMPROV GATHERING

    34. JENNIFER ILSE TEACHES NEW INVERSION MODERN DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

    35. DANCE SPECTRUM SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM

    36. MYRON JOHNSON TEACHES JAZZ

    37. JEFFREY HANKINSON TEACHES ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL BALLET

    38. MOVEMENTWISE - NEXT CLASS WEDNESDAY JULY 1

    39. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - NOW THROUGH AUGUST 30

    40. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    41. DROP-IN BALLET CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

    42. BEGINNING BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

    43. OPEN MODERN CLASS AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    44. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS INSTRUCTORS FOR CLASSES THAT INTEGRATE DANCERS LIVING WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES

    45. MYDT SEEKING HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR

    46. LOOKING FOR MALE JAZZ DANCER

    47. SEEKING FULL TIME BALLET INSTRUCTOR

    48. SEEKING FULL TIME JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    49. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM/TWIN CITIES BALLET APPRENTICE

    50. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    51. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    52. 2016 RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    53. CHOREOGRAPHERS' EVENING 2015 AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    54. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    55. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE - JULY 6

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    56. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    57. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    58. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    59. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    60. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    61. OFF-LEASH AREA NEEDS ONE MORE HOST FOR THIS YEAR'S NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S CLOSER - JULY 1-AUGUST 16

    July 1-August 16

    closer lays bare the power of physicality and presence through a series of one-on-one dance performances, for one dancer and one audience, in public spaces across the Twin Cities all summer. closer multiplies into an expansive performance experience and dance party in the theater mid August. Together we will play with how the meeting between performer and audience generates the possibility for something new.

    “I smiled, and she smiled. She had reminded me of my aliveness. How we each, always, are swimming in this sea of aliveness, and yet, like fish, perhaps we forget. We forget, and need each other to remind ourselves of our own beautiful, unfolding presence.” Karl Kronin on closer

    Featuring DJ Wzz Wnshp, performers Anna Marie Shogren, Justin Jones, Dolo McComb, Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa and special guests. Music composed by Justin Jones and with costumes designed by Anna Marie Shogren.

    Part 1:
    FREE performances across the Twin Cities June 13-August 9: City Hall, Stone Arch Bridge and more. Space is extremely limited so don’t wait to the last minute.

    Part 2: August 13-16 Red Eye Theater

    Details: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/closer/

    Contact: Katelyn Skelley, katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    2. MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 6

    Soo Visual Art Center
    2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Performances by:

    Pramila Vasudevan with Lela Pierce and Dustin Maxwell

    Anat Shinar with Sam Baker

    Charles Campbell

    Suggested donations $6 - $10.

    MONDAY LIVE ARTS is a performance series curated by Laurie Van Wieren. It features three artists with innovative and exploratory approaches to contemporary performance.

    Pramila Vasudevan is an experimental artist who creates immersive performance environments using an interdisciplinary voice of dance and electronic media.

    Anat Shinar is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator. She has presented her choreography across the Twin Cities and nationally, exploring ideas surrounding identity and perception.

    Charles Campbell is an interdisciplinary artist supported largely by sturdy undergarments, the work of structural engineers, a cheery disposition, and his wife's job. He is also a founder and co-artistic/managing director of Skewed Visions and has been making original performance since 1999.

    Soo Visual Arts Center, founded in 2001, is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization. Mission: Soo Visual Arts Center is a nonprofit art space that connects our community with fresh, under-represented and provocative art. Vision: Soo Visual Arts Center envisions a dynamic community in which artists and audiences challenge each other in an environment where art is integral to everyday life.

    Enter through parking lot. http://www.soovac.org/news

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    3. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS / WEEK 1 - JULY 9-11

    Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators. This year’s Momentum artists present distinct journeys based on common themes of individual and group identities, emphasizing the necessity to be connected through our very person.

    State of the Moon Address

    Hiponymous (Renée Copeland and Genevieve Muench) is committed to making work that values community, social justice, and queer/feminist representations.

    Broken

    Using a unique and personal movement vocabulary, Luke Olson-Elm draws inspiration from dance forms ranging from classical ballet to hip-hop.

    This event will be held at:

    Southern Theater

    1420 South Washington Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55454

    Tickets: thecowlescenter.org / 612.206.3600

    Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    4. DANCES AT THE LAKES - JULY 10-11

    The Christopher Watson Dance Company is presenting the 13th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival, two FREE concerts in the Lake Harriet Rose Garden on Friday and Saturday, July 10-11 at 7pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, your favorite treats, and your friends, and enjoy dance in the great outdoors! Performances feature both professional and student dancers from Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, and California.

    Come see a diverse collection of performances by the following artists and companies: Anda Flamenco, Ashley Ballet Arts Academy, Christopher Watson Dance Company, Curio Dance, Diversity Street Dancers, Karlovsky and Company Dance, Kinetic Evolutions, Marco Carreon, Maura Garcia Dance, Matthew and Brittany Keefe, Ray Terrill Dance Group, Ressl Dance, Young Dance, and Youth Dance Ensemble. For more information, please go to:

    http://christopherwatsondance.org .

    Contact: Lori Mercil, lmercil.dancer@gmail.com

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    5. RAGAMALA TURNS 23: DANCE PARTY AND FUNDRAISER - JULY 11

    Ragamala Dance Company turns 23 with a gala celebration and fundraiser at the Cedar Cultural Center, featuring DJ Rekha -- "The ambassador of Bhangra" -- The New York Times

    Date: Saturday, July 11

    Doors open at 7:00pm

    Show starts at 8:00pm

    Opener: DJ Chamun

    Ragamala and the Cedar are excited to collaborate to bring New York–based DJ Rekha to the Twin Cities for the first time! Credited with pioneering Bhangra music in North America, Newsweek recognized her as one of the most influential South Asians in the US, and she has received accolades from The New York Times, CNN, The Fader, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, among others.

    She has been featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, New York City's Summer Stage, and at the White House. Join DJ Rekha and Ragamala for the dance party of the summer! All ages welcome.

    $50 Birthday celebration tickets are also available; $30 is a tax-deductible donation to Ragamala

    Tickets: $18 in advance $20 at the door. http://www.thecedar.org/events/2015/07/11/dj-rekha

    Location: Cedar Cultural Center

    416 Cedar Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55454

    Contact: Ashwini Ramaswamy, ashwini@ragamala.net

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    6. FUTURE INTERSTATES - JULY 14

    Future Interstates

    July 14

    Curated by Hijack and BodyCartography Project

    Education Studio, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    $5 suggested donation at the door

    This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

    Featuring Anat Shinar, Elena White, Palissimo Company (NYC), Missa Kes and Non Edwards, and Sydney Burch

    Contact: Katelyn Skelley, katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    7. TRADE OFFS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER PAVEL ZUSTIAK - JULY 15

    Life gets blurry with all the artistic and administrative roles we play. During this artist-to-artist discussion group, we share our ideologies and learned behaviors in the hopes of creating a supportive environment amongst peers who have developed strategies (conscious and unconscious) in order to balance the financial, emotional, physical, and creative. Together, we will acknowledge the gaps in resources, trade approaches, make sense of the seemingly senseless, offer support, discover personal philosophies, and point out various routes for navigating the dance field.

    When: Wednesday, July 15

    Where: The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    8. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS / WEEK 2 - JULY 16-18

    Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators. This year’s Momentum artists present distinct journeys based on common themes of individual and group identities, emphasizing the necessity to be connected through our very person.

    The Scraps

    Angharad Davies’s work, influenced by the hard jump cuts of film, TV, and comic books, reveals common human conditions through her choreographic pacing.

    “Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”

    Nic Lincoln, named “Best Dancer” by City Pages and one of three “Artists Who We Love” by Minnesota Monthly magazine, is an instinctive seeker of beauty who is inspired by pop culture, this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and visual art to voice his activism through dance.

    This event will be held at:

    Southern Theater

    1420 South Washington Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55454

    Tickets: 612.206.3600 / thecowlescenter.org

    Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    9. HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FESTIVAL - JULY 18

    Hear Here! celebrates the long history and vibrant life music and movement share in the Twin Cities through the creation of four new works by composer/choreographer pairings Nicholas Gaudette and Laurie Van Wieren, Dean Magraw and Kaleena Miller, Emily Greenleaf and Maggie Bergeron and recent Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists graduates Jacqueline Johnston and Samantha Meryhew.

    Saturday, July 18

    9:00-6:00 Open Rehearsals

    7:30 Showing and Discussion

    Free! Please reserve tickets at hearherelive@gmail.com

    Space is extremely limited – please reserve early!

    The first 100 audience members will receive $5 cash at the door for parking or transportation needs.

    Process blog: http://hearherelive.wix.com/online

    “This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.”

    Contact: Maggie Bergeron, maggie@maggiebdance.org

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    10. BALLET ON THE BLOCK - JULY 18

    http://www.spballet.org/about-us/news/

    July 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Ballet on the Block: An Artist Collaboration

    Bringing an interactive dance and music experience to south Minneapolis.

    Saint Paul Ballet (SPB), The Third Place Gallery, Caroline Yang, Pillsbury House Theater, Earthshake World Rhythm Ensemble, and cellist Adam Stiber are teaming up to bring you “Ballet on the Block” a party of performance art and fun for the surrounding South Minneapolis community. On Saturday, July 18 starting at 6pm, members are invited to join in the festivities which will include dance, music, and newspaper tutu-making. This event will bring ballet to the Bryant, Bancroft, Central, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods through an outdoor community event involving professional ballet dancers, African drums and a cellist.

    Ballet On The Block will begin from four locations, one for each of these neighborhoods. Community members can choose to join in at one of the following locations:

    • Lake Street and Chicago Avenue

    • 42nd Street and Chicago Avenue

    • 38th Street and Bloomington Avenue

    • 38th Street and Third Avenue

    Two dancers from Saint Paul Ballet will be waiting to lead their groups to our common destination at Pillsbury House Theatre’s “Wish Well,” located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and 35th Street. At Pillsbury House, Saint Paul Ballet dancers will perform original, interactive choreography accompanied with live music performed by the African-based movement Earthshake World Rhythm Ensemble, and cellist Adam Stiber. From there, community members are invited to join the dancers and musicians as they parade down Chicago Avenue to The Third Place Gallery, just three blocks away. Refreshments provided.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, adams.brittanyg@gmail.com

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    11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB – JULY 22

    8:00pm (doors @ 7:00pm), $6-16 sliding scale

    1. Non Edwards and Missa Kes

    2. Katie Kaufmann

    3. Bob Eisen

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features dance-making exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving the audience and choreographers alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    12. KARLA GROTTING AND ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENT LOST VOICES IN JAZZ - JULY 24-25

    Friday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm

    The O’Shaughnessy, St Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

    Tickets: The O’Shaughnessy, http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/lost-voices, 651-690-6700

    Adult $26, Student $20, St Kate’s Community $20, Groups of 10+ receive 15% off tickets, ordering online avoids the $5 phone order fee.

    Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company is a project to reconstruct and present select works by four MJDC choreographers lost to AIDS: William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters, Jr. and David Voss. MJDC (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first jazz dance company; it was founded and directed by Zoe Sealy, who was a major force in local jazz training for over 30 years. Former MJDC company member Karla Grotting and local jazz dance company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, directed by Karis Sloss, have reconstructed select dances for the project.

    Contact: Brenda Martinson, brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    13. SUMMER DANCE CAMP FOR TEENS IN SHELL LAKE, WISCONSIN

    Register your 11-18 year old dance enthusiast for Shell Lake Arts Center's week-long dance intensive "Lose Yourself to Dance!" The week-long workshop runs July 12-17 in picturesque Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Students will learn creative movement and composition taught by Zenon Dance Company member Leslie O'Neill, and hip-hop/house dance taught by Magnolia Yang-Sao-Yia of Ananya Dance Theater. The week will culminate in an informal showing on Friday featuring the students' work. More information is available here http://shelllakeartscenter.org/?q=node/22 or please contact Leslie O'Neill at lesliebrianne@yahoo.com.

    Contact: Leslie O'Neill, lesliebrianne@yahoo.com

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    14. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE: ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - JULY 25

    This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

    Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

    Gadu has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee - a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India, since 2005. In 2012, Gadu was certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) from Subbody Butoh Foundation.

    Gadu has been teaching Subbody Butoh in the Twin Cities since 2008 and he also teaches and performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad.

    Come and experience the power of Resonance!

    When: Saturday July 25, 10:00 am - 1:00pm

    Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition: $25

    To register, contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com

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    15. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    MDT offers a variety of intensives and classes for students ages 3.5-18 through our Performing Arts and Young Children's Divisions. For more information or to download a registration form, please visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

    Performing Arts Division (PAD)

    Students ages 8–18 are eligible to enter the Performing Arts Division (PAD), which provides a strong sequential curriculum in classical ballet, contemporary dance and pointe.

    July Intensive: July 6-23, Levels I to IV

    Young Children’s Division (YCD)

    1-Week Story Ballet, ages 4-6

    July 27-21 and August 10-14, 10-11am

    A joyful introduction to the world of dance, young dancers explore movement through imagery, music and self-expression in a fun journey of landmark ballets.
    An informal performance for family and friends will take place the last day of each session.

    Intermediate, ages 6-9

    Wednesdays, June 11-July 30, 5-6:30pm

    Young dancers train with a heightened focus on fundamental technique in ballet and contemporary aesthetics in preparation for the Performing Arts Division.

    Students outside of the MDT&S community are welcome, and should call 612-338-0627 or email info@mndance.org to set up a placement class for PAD.

    Contact: Anne Bachem, info@mndance.org

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    16. BALLET FUNDAMENTALS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    Minnesota Dance Theatre & School Open Classes for Adults

    Ballet Fundamentals: An 8-week Introduction to Ballet for Absolute Beginners

    Summer Session: July 7 - August 25

    8 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

    Studio 6B, The Cowles Center

    $100 for all 8 classes

    Preregistration required

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

    For more information, go to http://mndance.org/class-information/adult-teen-open-classes/

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    17. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE: CLASSICAL TRAINING

    This Intensive is designed to provide excellent classical training for all participants.

    A "Locally Grown" discount available: With proof of registration and payment for a 2015 summer intensive at your home studio, receive $25 off Rivers Summer Intensive full tuition.

    The primary faculty member, Rochelle Zide, is world renowned as a performer, director, and educator. Ms. Zide was principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet, soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and CORPS de Ballet International 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The contemporary teacher, Marianne Simons, was a principal dancer for Minnesota Dance Theater and is a marvelous teacher and choreographer.

    DATES: Saturday, August 1 - Sunday, August 9 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Classes and lectures will begin at 2:00 pm and continue through the early evening. The Intensive is generously hosted by Minnesota Dance Theater and School.

    http://www.riversballet.org; Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

    Follow us on instagram @riversballet

    Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, admin@riversballet.org

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    18. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    Ages 11-17 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.....(two levels)

    Daily Class Schedule:

    9:30 am - 11:00 am Jazz Technique

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Specialty Class

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Jazz Repertoire

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Master Class

    *There will be an in-studio repertoire performance on Friday, August 7 at 2:30 pm for family and friends.

    Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso and company members as well as amazing guest artist! For more info and registration forms please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org.

    Contact: Maddie Ahner, maddie@collidetheatrical.org

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    19. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: AUGUST 10–21

    Ballet Royale’s popular two week intensive workshop with classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations and Nutcracker choreography.

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher Bonnie Mathis (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota).

    WHEN: August 10–21, Monday–Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (two separate levels)

    WHO: Talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students ages 11 and up (minimum of one year of pointe for girls) through professionals.

    WHAT: This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program features classes in classical ballet technique, pointe, and jazz dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals.

    Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

    COST: $450

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. Free Parking. For more information visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    or call 952-898-3163.

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    20. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM: JULY 6–31

    Ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.

    Audition required for Upper Division only. Audition by DVD or by appointment.

    Rigorous ballet-based program. Flexible schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, acting, Pilates, enrichment classes, and injury prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    Ballet Royale’s Summer Intensive Program consists of five levels in three divisions:

    DIVISION I - No audition required $292

    (Ages 8+ who have completed one or more years of classical ballet technique)

    Monday-Friday, 12:30-2:45pm (Division I is only offered as a 2 week session, July 20–31)

    DIVISION II - No audition required $525-755

    (Ages 9+ who have completed three or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm.

    Upper Division - Audition required

    (Ages 11+ who have completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through professionals).
    Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    Option 1:
    Full Program, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. $740-$1170

    Option 2:
    Ballet and Pilates Only, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00 or 12:30pm. $340-$565

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. Free Parking. 952-898-3163. For more: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    21. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    Part 2 of a 120 hour training in Minneapolis, Minnesota in December 2015

    NEW-Berlin training beginning November 8, 2015

    Olive and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18, 10-5pm

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost $750 per module. Space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    22. TEEN AND ADULT DANCE SAMPLER CAMP AT ZENON - JULY 13-17

    Adult/Teen Dance Sampler

    July 13—17

    9:30am - 1:30pm

    Ages 15 and older | $200/Full Week | $45/Day

    Perfect for older students who want to broaden their dance horizons! Classes will be taught between beginning and intermediate levels - previous dance experience required. Each day includes 3 technique classes rotating between modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop and more!

    Register by calling the Zenon Office: (612-338-1101) or register online: zenondance.org

    SCHEDULE:

    Monday

    9:30-10:30 - Jazz with Allison Rubin

    10:30-11:30 - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12:00-1:30 - Improvisation with Dustin Haug

    Tuesday

    9:30-10:30 - Ballet with Renee Guittar

    10:30-11:30 - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12:00-1:30 - Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

    Wednesday

    9:30-10:30 - Yoga with Tracy Vacura

    10:30-11:30 - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12:00-1:30 - Hip Hop with J-Sun Noer

    Thursday

    9:30-10:30 - Jazz with Allison Rubin

    10:30-11:30 - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12:00-1:30 - Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Friday

    9:30-10:30 - Hip Hop with J-Sun Noer

    10:30-11:30 - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12:00-1:30 - Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Zenon Dance Company and School

    528 Hennepin Ave #400

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    (Located on the 4th floor of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.)

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    23. PILATES AND THE FASCIAL SLING SYSTEM - ASK THE EXPERTS

    with Cari Riis-Stemmler, PMA-CPT

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    12:00-2:00pm

    Studio 5B at the Cowles Center

    “Ask the Experts” is an open forum offered to dance educators and dancers of all ages and backgrounds. Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation members will speak on a topic of interest, and be available to answer questions regarding injury prevention and strength training as it applies to the dancer.

    Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from Cari Riis Stemmler about the Fascial Sling System.

    Sign up online at http://www.mndancemed.org/education-events/ask-the-experts/

    Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation

    Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Contact: Kyle Klaas, kyle@paragonpilatespt.com

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    24. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of summer programming for children, teens and young adults. New this summer-Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

    TU Dance ​Children ​and Teen​ Summer Program​

    Intro and Bridge Level, July 6-17

    Creative Movement, July 13-17

    *Informal showing on the last day

    The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

    ​TU Dance Pre-Professional ​Summer Intensive, August 3-22

    The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. ​There will be an informal showcase at the end of the intensive.​

    Options for level placement include attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), or submitting a video. Videos should contain a ballet center combination and a modern phrase. Send videos, with resume and headshot, to education@tudance.org or mail to:

    TU Dance Center

    P.O. BOX 40405

    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Contact us at info@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    25. GAGA/DANCER WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

    July 13-15, 5:00-6:30pm

    TU Dance Center

    Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer's knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers' awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

    Cost: $45; $35 - UofM dance students; $17/single class.

    Pre-registration is required, and can be completed online at www.tudance.org/programs. No entry for latecomers.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    26. SUMMER INTENSIVES WITH SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Level 3 and 4 camps are for the committed dancer with at least two years previous and steady ballet training. Placement class required for non SPB students.

    Level 3: July 13-August 7, 12:00-3:30pm

    4-week intensive, 3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    Instructors: TBA

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by beginning pointe. Also, modern dance, choreography, core work and music. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start in Week 1, as the curriculum builds from one week to the next. An in-studio performance is held the last day of the four-week session. Only students who attend all 4 weeks are eligible to perform. http://www.spballet.org/summer-intensives-2015/

    Level 4: July 13-August 6

    4-week intensive, 4 days per week: Monday–Thursday

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, core work and music. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start in Week 1, as the curriculum builds from one week to the next. An in-studio performance is held the last day of the four-week session. Only students who attend all 4 weeks are eligible to perform.

    Studios are at 1680 Grand Ave. and 655 Fairview Ave. N. in St. Paul, MN.

    Questions? Please call 651-690-1588 or email the Saint Paul Ballet School at registrar@spballet.org. To reserve your space in class call to pay by credit card at 651-690-1588 or mail to 1680 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25 please call to schedule an in-class evaluation.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    27. FIVE-WEEK INTENSIVE WITH LIRENA BRANITSKI

    Saint Paul Ballet Advanced Intensive with Lirena Branitski: http://www.spballet.org/summer-intensives-2015/

    5-week intensive, 5 days per week: Monday – Friday

    June 29-July 31, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, character and other offerings in dance genres and core work. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start in Week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next. An in-studio performance is held the last day of the five-week session. Only students who attend all 5 weeks are eligible to perform.

    If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25 please call the studio for placement classes at 651-690-1588.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    28. MASTERS IN DANCE WORKSHOP SERIES

    Masters In Dance Series at Saint Paul Ballet

    As dancers it is important to be able to move in different ways. This series will give students, teen and adult, an opportunity to learn different genres of dance. Masters in Dance classes will be held on select Saturdays at the Fairview Ave Studio at a drop-in rate of $15. See details on each class on our website. Free parking at the studio.

    Saturday, July 11 – Musical Theater with Mary Coats, SPB Faculty Member

    DANCE SERIES CLASS 1

    Ages 9-14 OR Levels 3 and 4

    10:00am-12:00pm

    DANCE SERIES CLASS 2

    Ages 15+ OR Level 5, 6 and adult students

    12:30pm-2:30pm

    Join us in the studio! http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/masters-in-dance-series/

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    29. SUMMER PILATES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    Minnesota Dance Theatre & School Open Classes for Adults

    Pilates Mat Class - Studio 6C

    Every Thursday in June, July, and August

    11:15am -12:15pm with Kari Schire

    Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.

    $10 single class/MDT&S class cards applicable

    Class Card Prices:

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

    Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only. Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403. For more information, go to http://www.mndance.org.

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON

    Please join Erin Thompson for 2-hour advanced modern technique classes at Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30 am-11:30 am beginning June 11. With live accompaniment by the hearty Toby and the raucous Eric.

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    31. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    In this special series, learn from some of the most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Explore movement in physical contact with each other, focusing on the laws that govern motion: Mass, Gravity, Momentum, and Inertia. We train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills, and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome.

    Class: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm. Studio is open for personal warm up at 6pm. $10-15 sliding scale, 9-week series start anytime: $80

    Open jam: 8:00pm onwards. $3-5 suggested donation.

    Education Studio (2nd Floor), The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    This program is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and BodyCartography Project.

    Upcoming teachers include: Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and Aaron Brandes (July 6)

    More info at: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    A jam is an open improvisation and an opportunity to play, research, and connect with others. Not a class, not a rehearsal, not a performance, but a space that combines all of these. In a jam, we soften the distinctions between learning, inventing, playing, and expressing. We allow the dancing body to provoke other kinds of logic and intelligence. Governed by mutual respect and awareness, we stretch our understanding and our potential.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    32. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES TWO WEEKLY CLASSES

    Tuesday: Advanced/Professional Modern @ Zenon, 9:30-11am

    Friday: Intermediate Ballet @ Zenon, 12-1:30pm

    *(Benjamin Johnson will sub Friday, July 3)

    Zenon is located at 528 Hennepin Ave., 4th floor Minneapolis

    Please see the Calendar on Penelopefreeh.com for complete summer schedule.

    Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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    33. MOTIONART IMPROV GATHERING

    MotionArt's Improv Gathering*

    Friday, July 10

    6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Center for Performing Arts

    3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

    This opportunity to improvise will be held on the second Friday of the month, July 10, so as not to conflict with Independence Day holiday weekend plans.

    So, let's get together and dance up some warm summer vibes! We'll explore movement based on ideas offered by participants. Our accompanist will pull an idea out of the bag, and we'll go from there.

    Live music and extra inspiration are provided by percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

    This event is open to people of all ages and abilities. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both.

    Suggested Donation: $5 -$10

    (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

    *MotionArt's Improv Gathering is usually held on the First Friday of every month.

    For more information, visit MotionArt at www.motionartmn.org.

    Contact: Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff: info@motionartmn.org

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    34. JENNIFER ILSE TEACHES NEW INVERSION MODERN DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

    Thursdays, 7-8pm - Beginning Inversion Modern Dance

    Build confidence in using your full body to support yourself in motion.

    Thursdays, 8-9pm - Intermediate/Advanced Inversion Modern Dance For dancers with experience in inversions such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, (or get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!) or past Inversion Dance students who are ready to move at a faster pace.

    Jennifer's inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor. Jennifer Ilse is the co-artistic director of Off-Leash Area, an interdisciplinary dance and theater company.

    See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIteYlxrCcA

    Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    35. DANCE SPECTRUM SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM

    Summer Dance Program - now through August 8, 2015

    Dance Camps

    Ages 4-6 and 7-9: $75-$240

    3-day camps 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

    New theme weekly

    Intensives

    Ages 9-11 and 11-14: $45/Intensive session

    Levels II-IV; 3-day Intensives 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

    Choose from jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop.

    Teen and Adult Classes - Ages 13 through Adult

    Beginning-Advanced, ongoing, drop-in or class card

    For full schedule and more information, contact Dance Spectrum: info@dancespectrum.com,
    651-224-8951.

    Contact: Phil and Patricia Alesso, info@dancespectrum.com

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    36. MYRON JOHNSON TEACHES JAZZ

    Myron teaches an advanced jazz class every Tuesday, 5:30-7pm. Come take his wildly eclectic class!

    Studio 2B

    The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Avenue

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, maryjo@jsballet.org

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    37. JEFFREY HANKINSON TEACHES ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL BALLET

    Join us on Mondays, 9:30-11am, as Jeffrey treats us to a wonderful warm-up for the week!

    Studio 2B

    James Sewell Ballet

    The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Avenue

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, maryjo@jsballet.org

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    38. MOVEMENTWISE - NEXT CLASS WEDNESDAY JULY 1

    An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

    When: Now through August 26 - Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Where: The Cowles Center, Target Education studio

    Who: Lead teacher- Christopher Yaeger with guest teachers each week

    How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

    If you are interested in signing up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3640.

    Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    39. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - NOW THROUGH AUGUST 30

    Zenon Dance School is excited to add the following new classes this summer:

    Gaga with Berit Ahlgren

    Mondays - 9:30-11:00am

    Beginning Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    Thursdays - 7:00-8:00pm

    Intermediate/Advanced Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    Thursdays - 8:00-9:00pm

    Tai Chi/Qigong, A Movement Meditation with Jane Shockley

    Fridays - 9:30-11:00am

    Improvisation with Blake Nellis and Timmy Wagner

    Saturdays - 11:30-1:00pm

    *EXTENDED CLASS TIME*

    Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    Thursdays - 9:30-11:30

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    40. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Join us in our spacious studios!

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is subject to change.

    Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    41. DROP-IN BALLET CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

    Open Teen and Adult Drop-In Ballet Classes at Saint Paul Ballet

    Teen Open Ballet - Ages 12-19:

    NOTE: This class is open to Level 3-4 students of the SPB school throughout the summer.

    June 8 through September 5, 2015 (No class July 4)

    Mondays 5:30-7:00pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Saturdays 11:30am-1:00pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Life Long Ballet: A one-hour gentle ballet class. Keep dancing all summer!

    Mondays June 8 through August 31, 2015, 10:00-11:00am

    Grand Ave Studio, Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

    Open Adult Ballet: For the Adult Dancer with six or more months of experience in ballet.

    June 8 through September 5, 2015 (No class July 4)

    Mondays 7:00-8:30pm Grand Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: TBA

    Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Barbara W

    NOTE: This class will move to the Grand Ave Studio for the month of July!

    Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot

    Fridays 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

    Saturdays 10:00-11:30 Grand Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Karen Paulson Rivet

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    42. BEGINNING BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

    Open Teen and Adult Beginning Ballet at Saint Paul Ballet

    Beginning Adult Ballet:

    For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three months or more of ballet classes. NOTE: These classes are open to Level 5 and 6 students of the SPB School throughout the summer.

    June 13 through September 5, 2015 (No class July 4)

    Wednesdays, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Grand Ave Studio

    NEW! Fundamentals of Adult Ballet:

    This is for the adult with no ballet experience! Learn the basic feet and arm positions, class etiquette, direction of movement, and more.

    June 10 through September 2, 2015 (No class July 4)

    Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Beginning Ballet ⎟ Ages 12-19:

    June 9 through September 5, 2015

    Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Saturdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Fairview Ave Studio

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    43. OPEN MODERN CLASS AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/teen-and-adult-summer-classes/

    NEW! Open Adult Modern: For the adult dancer with six or more months of experience in modern dance.

    June 8 through September 3, 2015

    Mondays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    44. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS INSTRUCTORS FOR CLASSES THAT INTEGRATE DANCERS LIVING WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES

    Young Dance seeks instructors for the 2015-16 season for All Abilities Dancing, programming that integrates dancers living with and without disabilities. Guest teachers will teach anywhere from 4-12 weeks, depending on availability. We are looking for dance professionals, with or without disabilities, who have experience working with integrated dance. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org, summarizing your experience.

    Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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    45. MYDT SEEKING HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR

    Midwest Youth Dance Theatre in Roseville, MN is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Hip Hop teacher starting in September 2015 to teach 2-4 classes per week.

    Contact: Emily Blacik Joos, info@mydtdance.com

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    46. LOOKING FOR MALE JAZZ DANCER

    Collide Theatrical is looking for a male jazz dancer with excellent technique. This opportunity is for paid rehearsal and performance work, August-March. Compensation will be determined upon experience.

    Contact: Maddie Ahner, maddie@collidetheatrical.org

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    47. SEEKING FULL TIME BALLET INSTRUCTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Ballet Director at the Reif Center. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. The Ballet Director is the lead instructor and choreographer for all intermediate and advanced ballet classes (including pointe). The ideal candidate will have advanced training in ballet, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills, and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5780.

    Contact: Katie Benes, katie@reifcenter.org

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    48. SEEKING FULL TIME JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Jazz and Tap Instructor. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. This is the lead instructor and choreographer for all jazz and tap levels. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in dance, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5783.

    Contact: Katie Benes, katie@reifcenter.org

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    49. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM/TWIN CITIES BALLET APPRENTICE

    Ballet Royale Minnesota has openings for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program.

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for focused, talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

    Admission to the program is by audition and invitation only.

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/injury prevention, advanced variations and multiple performance opportunities.

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

    Please contact us to schedule an audition. For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.
    If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition.

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    50. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is still accepting video auditions for its Upper Division level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6-31) and for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10-21), for students ages 11+ (must have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

    Master teachers join Ballet Royale's renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer for the August Intensive, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota).

    2015 Summer Intensives Audtion by video tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


    - Two photos: 1) 1st arabesque (on Pointe for girls); and 2) headshot showing at least 3/4 face

    - Recommendation letter from current ballet instructor (except current Ballet Royale Students)

    - Maximum 10-minutes long video (CD, flash drive or DVD):
    Please see the audition form on our website for video requirements.

    Mail or deliver completed registration, audition materials and audition fee to the address below. Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.
    Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. Free parking. 952-898-3163.

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    51. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    There will be no Future Interstates in August or October.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    52. 2016 RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    Announcing the next Call for Proposals to the 2016 Right Here Showcase, a new bi-annual juried showcase of original performance to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota.

    Four Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists who create original contemporary performance work will be chosen to receive a $1,000.00 commission to create signature works to be performed for the Showcase in Spring 2016.

    The inaugural Right Here Showcase was held for two weekends at the JSB TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center in November 2014. The 2016 Showcase venue and exact dates are TBA.

    The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the Twin Cities tapestry of annual cultural events, and fulfills a need in the artistic community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists, and to introduce new Minnesota audiences to their work.

    The six 2014 Showcase Artists were:

    Bart Buch

    Kym Longhi

    Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

    Rosy Simas

    Deborah Jinza Thayer

    Vanessa Voskuil

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL: Midnight, Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Submission package and artist eligibility requirements, as well as information about the 2014 showcase and more at www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com.

    Artistic Producer: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

    Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    53. CHOREOGRAPHERS' EVENING 2015 AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Justin Jones are seeking choreographers to be presented as part of the 43rd Annual Choreographers’ Evening. All forms of dance are welcome!

    WHERE:

    The Walker’s McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls 55403

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, August 5 from 6 pm – 10 pm

    Friday, August 7 from 2 pm – 6 pm

    Saturday, August 8 from 12 pm – 4 pm.

    Choreographers' Evening will take place Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

    To schedule an audition, please email performingarts@walkerart.org
    or call the Walker at 612.375.7550.

    - Auditions are in 10 minute intervals

    - Pieces may not exceed 7 minutes

    - DVD submissions are accepted, although live performance is preferred

    Additional questions may be directed to Anat Shinar at anat.shinar@walkerart.org.

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    54. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: July 15, 2015.
    To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
    For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services, visit our website at
    careertransition.org.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    55. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE - JULY 6

    Next meeting is Monday, July 6, 2015 from 3:30-5:30pm

    Location: The Cowles Center - Conference Room 210 on the second floor

    FREE and everyone is welcome!

    What is Grant Circle?

    Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, part advocacy group, Grant Circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those dance grants. Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it! It's helpful to bring your laptop or the grant application you are working on.

    Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    56. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information. Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    57. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    Dancers-a quick reminder that we provide free career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you.

    Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for free. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, free; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    58. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    Perfect for dancing and all kinds of floor work.

    These hard-to-find, washable, cotton kneepads are one size fits all!

    Single pair: $18

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    59. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available, including daytime hours.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
    Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    60. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    Looking for remembrances and photos for choreographers and dancers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company lost to AIDS: William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters and David Voss for the upcoming project, Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company. MJDC (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first repertory jazz dance company, founded by Zoe Sealy. During its 13-year run, five male choreographers created original works on the dancers. By 1991, four were dead from AIDS. Former company member Karla Grotting and Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select works by these remarkable artists to honor and remember their contributions to the American concert jazz dance form. We would like to ask anyone in the community to send remembrances or photos to be included in the Lost Voices project to karlagrotting@gmail.com. Please send any photos, scanned individually, at high resolution, as a JPEG file.

    Contact: Brenda Martinson, brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com

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    61. OFF-LEASH AREA NEEDS ONE MORE HOST FOR THIS YEAR'S NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

    *Do you love the performing arts?

    *Do you have a 2+ car garage or similar space?

    *Do you want to get to know your neighbors better and bring people together for a really fun and unique event?

    If you answered yes to all of those questions, you might be a great host for Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour! We have ONE more slot for a Host for the 2015 Tour, let us know if it could be you.

    Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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